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WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY

It’s raining , for the first time since decamping to my new temporary lockdown hide , wildlife Wednesday will have to be renamed Wet Wednesday. Still the show must go on , and I’m not exactly overloaded with other options anyway. Another slight issue is having to open a patio door in rain so I have had to improvise a temporary waterproof shield. Used bubble wrap and masking tape seems to have fixed the problem and hopefully negate the wrath of the wife ( did I mention my hides very nice pristine cream carpets )

So who’s in the garden today. All the usual suspects, wood pigeons, collared doves, house sparrows , starlings , magpie , blackbird and one half a sleep hog in the entrance of the Hibernation Arms a grumpy looking Bud the hedgehog. Sandra the squirrel made a quick inspection of the nut buffet before she was scared off by noice from my neighbour.

Shot of the day , juvenile starling drinking in the mirror pond
Juvenile starling
Juvenile starling

WEEKEND WILDLIFE

Weekend Wildlife Saturday 24 July from the Meadow Hide Welcome to another Weekend Wildlife , today I’m joined in the hide by my wife Anne. It’s been hot , hot , hot this past week here in North Wiltshire with temperatures well above 30 every day so today’s rather cool temperature is a pleasant surprise. […]

MONDAY MUG SHOTS – THE RAT

Here’s the full story, the Brown Rat , Rattus norvegicus The Brown Rat is a native of central Asia which was introduced to the British Isles around 1720. It has subsequently spread throughout the British Isles, and indeed much of the temperate world, carried especially by humans in ships. There is little doubt that due […]

Bullfinch

BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula Length            16 cm Wingspan        28cm Weight              35 g Population       400,000 One of the larger finches’s the bullfinch has a rounder more compact body , with a black face and head , bright pink underparts and […]

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